Posts Tagged ‘Aperture’

Back to the DAM Old Days

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 28, 2016 in Blog |

Image Management – are we back to the old days? In the early noughties post-production for digital photography would require three distinct pieces of software: 1. Image browser 2. Raw converter 3. Image cataloguer Each application had it’s purpose. 1. Image Browser Downloading and creating a back up of images from the camera memory card is […]

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Battle for the Cloud

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 11, 2015 in Blog |

Apple and Adobe make great products. But they have very different approaches to making their applications work in the cloud. Apple will abandon all to make a new and better product. Adobe will forego features to ensure legacy products are supported. Apple Photos With the latest iOS/Mac OSX update Apple have updated/released their new Photos […]

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Goodbye Apple Aperture

Posted by Robert Edwards on June 27, 2014 in Blog |

Apple is to discontinue Aperture, its professional photo management application for Mac OS X. It’s been a long time since a major update for Aperture, a very long time in terms of software development. Compared to where competitors Adobe and Phase One have evolved, many speculated that Apple had abandoned Aperture. We now know Aperture […]

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Any Standalone DAM Software for Creatives?

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 28, 2014 in Blog |

There’s a burgeoning market for software to manage photos and edit them. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, iPhoto and Picasa let you both catalog and adjust your images, whether you’re shooting JPEG or camera raw format. Not too long ago photographers would edit their raw images in one application then manage them in another. The […]

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Lightroom Loves SSD

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 2, 2014 in Blog |

Apart from upgrading your computer RAM, adding a SSD drive will improve your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom experience tenfold. If you find Lightroom sluggish invest in a SSD. With 120GB prices under $75 costs have dropped to almost a third of what they were a few years ago. SSD (Solid State Drives) work much like a […]

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Radio 88.7FM Interview follow up

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 11, 2013 in Blog |

A follow up radio interview from last weeks episode where I was invited by David Peach to discuss photography and digital asset management along with fellow photographer Eden Connell. Below is the recording from the second episode. Episode Two [44:28]: This week we discuss specific programs including Phase One Media Pro, Adobe Lightroom and Extensis […]

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Radio 88.7FM interview

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 4, 2013 in Blog |

A few weeks ago I was invited by David Peach onto a local radio show to discuss photography and digital asset management along with fellow photographer Eden Connell. We discussed many topics including DAM best practise and protecting photographers rights. Here’s a recording from the show. Episode One [51:04]: A basic overview of Digital Asset Management, why […]

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Aperture 3 metadata

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 5, 2010 in Blog |

David Riecks from Controlled Vocabulary documents the dangers of using metadata with Apple Aperture 3. David writes: “You should be concerned if you use Aperture to write metadata to files you use with other programs [like Photoshop], share with others or share on the Internet.” So if you live in a cave you’ll be fine! Care of John […]

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Aperture 3 released

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 10, 2010 in Blog |

Apple released Aperture 3. Local area adjustments are now non-destructive (like Lightroom) and Aperture searches faces like iPhoto. More information here.

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DAM Workflow Newsletter 7

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 8, 2009 in Blog |

Mistake #1. Not using DAM Some people are put off DAM because it sounds boring or worse seems irrelevant to their photography. News Flash: DAM applies to everybody; pro photographer, designer, amateur, family snapper, videographer… If you create any digital content, be it pictures, Word documents, or invoices you need some sort of DAM. DAM […]

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